The Missile Studs – With Love From The Missile Studs

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Well I’ve got myself a new favorite album of 2021! The Missile Studs, representing as always for Shitsville, South Australia, have unleashed a firecracker of an LP that you’re sure to enjoy if you’re as obsessed with U.K. ’77 punk rock as I am. With Love From The Missile Studs contains nine tracks — a few of […]

Civic – Future Forecast

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  Oh boy, Australian punk music continues to be absolutely on fire! It would be hard to identify just one band at the top of the current crop of killer Aussie punk groups. But you could sure make a very strong case for Melbourne-based Civic — who have finally unleashed a debut full-length album after […]

The Reducers – Live: New York City 2005

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The Reducers are a must-hear band for any follower of this blog. Just as punk music was shifting in the hardcore direction in the early to mid ’80s, The Reducers were fully embracing old style punk rock with roots in pub rock and roll. In the ’90s and 2000s, The Reducers fit right in with […]

Indonesian Junk – Living In a Nightmare

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On its fourth LP, Milwaukee’s Indonesian Junk continues to blend the best parts of punk, glam, power pop, and arena rock into one singularly awesome sound that no reasonable human being could possibly resist. IndoJunk singer/guitarist Daniel James wrote Living In a Nightmare in May and June of last year. He and his bandmates Johnny […]

The Wheelz – Twenty/Twenty

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  Tulsa, Oklahoma based trio The Wheelz have returned with four more tracks of absolutely perfect sing-along punk rock! In December 2018, the band released its debut album Top 10 Super Hits! – which yielded the instant classic track “Throwaway”. Out on Boulevard Trash & No Front Teeth Records, new 7″ Twenty/Twenty is a worthy follow-up to […]

Slow Faction – “Culture War”

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As you see the name Slow Faction, you know exactly where this review is headed. If music with a political conscience either bores or annoys you, read no further. Slow Faction doesn’t write songs about bubblegum and pretty girls (And for the record I am very much a proponent of songs about bubblegum and pretty […]

The Dictators – “God Damn New York”

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Yeah, that’s right: we’ve got ourselves a brand new Dictators tune! “God Damn New York”, the first new Dictators song in 20 years, features three-quarters of the band’s original lineup (Andy Shernoff on vocals and bass, Ross the Boss on lead guitar, and Scott Kempner on guitar) along with Albert Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult, Brain Surgeons) […]

The Braats – EP Żonobijka

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You know I’m always a sucker for a band with a classic ’77-style punk sound. On that note, The Braats are a newer band that have really captured my attention. Hailing from Kartuzy, Poland, The Braats play catchy ’77 punk that ought to have you pumping your fist and pogoing around your bedroom. The band just put […]

Nasty Party – “Celebration”

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You know I’m always a sucker for some really well-done ’77-style punk rock. And on that note, the debut EP from Nasty Party is right up my alley. Based in Sydney and London, Nasty Party is a duo consisting of Nasty Simon and Rhys Nasty. “Celebration” is the name of the EP, which is a […]

The Hi-End – “Heart of the City”

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Oh boy! The Hi-End has ripped out a pair of choice covers on its hot new digital single! Having already released one of 2020’s finest rock and roll long players in the Rum Bar Records issue Class Kicks, this Boston five-piece is back with smoking renditions of a couple of classics. While The Hi-End is […]